February 2010

Sunday, February 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT)

Get set for some serious mayhem! Animal Planet welcomes the all-star, all-adorable cast of PUPPY BOWL to Canada with a winning combination of tackles, fumbles, puppy penalties and fido first downs. From baby beagles and bulldogs, to Chihuahuas and boxers, Animal Planet’s got the cutest players taking the field on Super Bowl Sunday.

Sunday, February 7 from 11am ET to 10pm ET

Escape from Super Bowl™ Sunday madness to a day of design, with marathons of Pure Design and Sarah’s House and a one-hour HGTV special in between.

11am ET – 2:30pm ET Pure Design, Season II
2:30pm ET – 3:30pm ET HGTV Special TBA
3:30pm ET – 10pm ET Sarah’s House, Season II

Til Debt Do Us Part marathons every Sunday starting from 10am ET
(Encore presentation at 3pm ET and 8pm ET)

The holiday cheer is long gone but the resulting bills keep rolling in. Everyone’s looking for ways keep those New Year’s resolutions to tackle that debt and whip their finances into shape. Slice™’s finance guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade is here to help viewers with five-hour Til Debt Do Us Part marathons airing every Sunday for the month of February, featuring a different theme each weekend.

February 7:  House Poor
(10x30min – various episodes) You’ve bought your dream home, but the bills are giving you nightmares
February 14:  Newlyweds
(10x30min – various episodes) Here comes the bride…now here come the bills!
February 21:  Baby Makes 3
(10x30min – various episodes) A bundle of joy means a change in spending habits 
February 28:  Big Debt
(10x30min – various episodes)T ime to slash spending and start paying back that big debt

Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

All month long, Bravo! invites you to relive Oscar® magic with an ensemble of the Academy®’s finest features including Best Picture winners A BEAUTIFUL MIND (Feb. 6), FORREST GUMP (Feb. 21) and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Feb. 14). Also the character-driven dramas ERIN BROCKOVICH (Feb. 7), SCENT OF A WOMAN (Feb. 20), and the often quoted A FEW GOOD MEN (Feb. 13) air. Also, Michael Moore’s award-winning documentary BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (Feb. 27) and the acclaimed NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Feb. 28) make their Bravo! premieres and conclude the stellar line-up.

Friday, February 5 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

The team gains notoriety while searching for jewels stolen during an awards show; Don revisits an old case; Larry returns from his adventure in the desert.

Friday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC-TV

Disgraced Montreal financial advisor Earl Jones awaits sentencing this month for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded his investors of $50 million for more than two decades. CBC Television’s the fifth estate, airing Friday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), investigates Jones’ life, how he created his scheme and how he was able to get away with fraud for so long, in Earl Jones: In Trust.

The youngest of four children, Earl Jones grew up in the tightly knit, modest, West End Montreal neighbourhood of Notre Dame de Grace. Charming, warm and generous, he commanded loyalty throughout the neighbourhood. When Jones started out in business, looking for investors, he would not forget his childhood friends. They probably wished that he had.

Twenty-five years later, in the climate of fear created by a worldwide recession, the intricate financial puzzle that Jones had constructed began to crumble. Among the investors defrauded by Jones was his own brother, Bevan, who describes to the fifth estate his own sense of loss and betrayal.

the fifth estate gained exclusive access to the Jones bankruptcy proceedings led by forensic accountant Gilles Robillard who combed through boxes of cheques, ATM and credit card statements dating back to 1987. Robillard takes Hana Gartner through the money trail. Robillard says he’s never seen anything like it.

And in Earl Jones: In Trust, the fifth estate raises questions about when Jones’ bank realized that his business transactions were suspicious. 

Executive producer of the fifth estate is Sally Reardon.

CBC News Network rebroadcasts the fifth estate on Saturdays, at 8 p.m. ET, Sundays, at 7 p.m. ET, and Tuesdays, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

For more information on the fifth estate, visit their website at www.cbc.ca/fifth and join us on Facebook.

Friday, February 5 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

A woman begins her presentation with shoe fashions; sisters from Chicago present a hilarious pitch; a man from Florida reinvents the umbrella.

Friday, Feb. 5, at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT), on CBC-TV

With increasing North American obesity rates and many Canadians making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, it’s a regular smorgasbord of waistlines for diet companies to tap into.

One such company is Canada’s Herbal Magic. This week on MARKETPLACE, Erica Johnson puts the company to the test and raises questions about pricey supplements, how they’re sold, and what evidence there is to back up claims they help with weight loss.

In Magic in a Bottle?, Johnson speaks with the company about the qualifications of their ‘personal health coaches’, about the food that is recommended and about the diet supplements and the price for those supplements. She also speaks with experts about the evidence that Herbal Magic’s program is effective for weight loss.

MARKETPLACE airs Fridays, at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT), on CBC-TV, and rebroadcasts on CBC News Network, Saturdays, at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT).

MARKETPLACE is CBC’s award-winning consumer investigative show. Trusted by viewers across Canada, the program has been providing audiences with tough consumer reports for more than 35 years. Executive producer is Tassie Notar.

Friday, February 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT) on Citytv

Mark and Melissa Mann have four young children – Naomi (5), whom they call the “mistress of mayhem,” and triplets Norah, Nathanial and Madeleine (3). Since the triplets’ birth, Naomi has come to rule the roost with her defiance, screaming and tantrums, and the chaos spreads to the younger ones. The parents’ discipline technique involves telling the children to “trust and obey” while paddling them with a wooden spoon, followed by a hug. But this isn’t working at all, as the kids constantly push the boundaries, find out if Jo Frost can help.

Thursday, February 4 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) takes Frank (Judah Friedlander) in as a roommate, and is pleasantly surprised when the two make a pact to help each other kick their bad habits. Meanwhile, Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) turns to Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) for help with her mother, Verna (Jan Hooks,SNL) who has come to visit.